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Plant food etc - opinions & recommendations please

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 09:17

Oh, and tomato feed is great for flowering annuals too

Plant food etc - opinions & recommendations please

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 09:15

I have never ever watched a shopping channel - but I have bought some new unused things very cheaply from a colleague whose partner watched them a lot

Plant food etc - opinions & recommendations please

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 08:41

I use Fish Blood and Bone meal twice a year (spring and summer) on perennial borders, shrubs veg plot fruit buses etc.

I give clematis and roses 2 or 3 handfuls of specialist feed before and during the flowering season

I give the plot where I'm going to grow leafy veg some chicken manure pellets when I'm preparing the soil.

Tomatoes and squashes get about three feeds of tomato food after the first fruits have set. 

Shrubs in tubs get a spray of diluted seaweed fertiliser on their leaves about once a fortnight in the summer.

I don't use wetting agents etc for tubs and baskets  - if I've let them dry out I admonish myself severely  and add a tiny squirt of Ecover organic washing up liquid to a watering can full of water.  That acts as a wetting agent and helps the water soak into dry compost.  But I try not to let it happen!   I also use the same mix for spraying greenfly/whitefly if the infestation is too bad to leave it to the birds.

Shopping telly is designed to sell you things you don't need - step away from the box!!!

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 08:31

And coffee?

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Should I accept this?

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 08:29

The best tip I know about buying wisteria is to buy one that's in flower when you  buy it

 

I prefer the Davidia Involucrata's other name ... Dove tree

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 08:18

Awwww that's nice SGL

 

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 Breakfast anyone?

Should I accept this?

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 08:11

aym280 - I hope you've got lots of patience - wisteria grown from seed is likely to take 15 years or more to flower.  If you want flowers sooner than that you need a grafted plant - that's why they're more expensive.

If you want inexpensive seed take a look at the seedswap thread on here

 

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 06:59

Good morning all   G'day Pat

Slightly disturbed night and weird dreams!  OH says that too much chilli and seasalt peanut brittle just before bedtime is to blame ... he's probably right (he usually is but don't tell him).

We don't go overboard with the Valentine's day thing, but I have decorated his place at the breakfast table with chocolate hearts

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 20:28

Bless her, she told them she liked cookery lessons at school (where all she'd done was some assisted stirring of cold mixtures, and spreading butter on bread etc ) so they told her she could seek work in a restaurant kitchen - can you imagine the health and safety risks??????????????????

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 20:21

Hosta, a young friend of mine with severe cerebral palsy, uncontrolled movements, wheelchair user, uncontrolled severe epilepsy and learning disabilities was found fit to work using that test  fortunately she won on appeal! 

Hosta, Saturday night is for watching DVDs - here it's a box set of M*A*S*H 

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